The Irish low-fare airline Ryanair’s employment practices were recently challenged by the Norwegian courts. On 20 June 2014, the Appeals Selection Committee of the Supreme Court of Norway unanimously rejected an appeal from Ryanair, claiming that an unfair dismissal lawsuit against Ryanair must be tried in Ireland, where the company is registered, and not in Norway, where the plaintiff lives and was located when she was dismissed. The ruling may have repercussions for Ryanair’s operations in Europe. It is also a reminder to other European employers that the contractual freedom may be limited in cross border employment relationships, with regard to the jurisdiction of national courts and choice of national employment law.
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2014 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world. L&E Global remains committed to offering our clients, HR professionals and academics the most comprehensive legal insight from around the world, now and in the future.
A recent study released by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions revealed that in 2013, the average nominal collectively agreed pay increases either remained the same or were lower than those in 2012.1 The significance of these developments cannot be underestimated. “The outcomes of collective wage bargaining are a major […]
An International Guide to Employment Law Across 26 Jurisdictions offers analysis on a host of employment law matters, ranging from hiring foreign nationals and business transfers to wages, annual leave and working time.
The European Union is one step closer to passing a new directive concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services. In 2012, the European Commission proposed amending Council Directive 96/71/EC to better protect the rights of posted workers. Then in March of 2014, a compromise text was approved by the Council […]
In the past year or so, several disturbing, highly-publicized incidents of violence and sexual offenses against women have taken place in India. The Indian government has responded by, among other things, instituting a comprehensive statutory program to prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. While many aspects of the statute are familiar concepts in the US, […]
Gender equality in executive boardrooms has become an area of great importance for multinational companies throughout the world. Diversifying the board of directors, particularly the position of CEO and CFO, is considered vital to the economic stability of all sectors of industry in all regions of the world. Achieving such diversity requires serious and targeted […]
50,3% of the Swiss population voted “yes” to the Initiative against “mass immigration”, with almost 6 out of 10 Swiss citizens taking part in the referendum. The Initiative also states that “all opposite international treaties must be reviewed within 3 years of the vote” and that is where the debate actually lies, since it means that the Free Movement of Persons Agreement in itself shall be reviewed and most likely reconsidered.
Advocate General Jääskinen recently delivered his opinion to the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Leone case, C-173/13. Maurice Leone was a civil servant employed by Hospices Civils de Lyon. This dispute arose when Mr. Leone’s application for early retirement and payment of his pension was rejected. Mr. Leone had applied in […]
This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 15 L&E Global member firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.